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Sailing the NZ winds

Dale Oxley
Ian brown blokarts
Ian Brown started his business to revitalize the community Dale Oxley

A Bexley based business, Velocity karts offers sustainable fun for the whole family.

The zero emission sport is a variation of land sailing focused around the blokart vehicle invented by Paul Beckett right here in New Zealand.

Owner and operator of Velocity karts Ian Brown recommends the blokart to almost anyone and boasts a near 100% customer satisfaction rate.

The blokarts are user-friendly and don't take too long to get used to and once you do you can easily reach speeds of 50 kph on the track.

Children as young as 7 are able to near-effortlessly operate the 3 wheeled vehicles that weigh in around 30 kilograms.

Brown has been working with local schools to allow more young people to experience the sport and is always keen to find corporate sponsors for students.

Velocity karts allows people to hire out blokarts, and drift karts are available to use on a separate winding circuit.

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Blokarts have interchangable sails to make the most of every breeze Dale Oxley

The blokart has a simple hand steering system that opens up the world of land sailing to a wide range of people.

The course can accommodate around 10 blokarts at one time with plenty of room to manoeuvre around other users.

The blokarts themselves make short work of sand and gravel, achieving speeds over 100 kp\hr on smooth beeches and salt lakes.

Operating from the Bexley reserve Velocity Karts is tucked away up a long driveway off pages road.

A single kart costs more than $5000 new making rental businesses a necessity to allow regular people the chance to ride like they never have before.

Velocity Karts video report

Author: Dale Oxley